Reviews

Highlights of reviews of PARRY - published 2008.

The British Art Journal Volume IX, no. 3, Spring 2009.

Reviewer - Dr Martin Postle - Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London.

‘... the enormous efforts undertaken by the author leave no stone unturned in his search for Parry.... At his best Parry was a portraitist of distinction and we should be grateful to the author for drawing this otherwise forgotten artist from the shadows.’

The Georgian (Journal of The Georgian Group) Issue 2, 2008.

Reviewer - Michael Tree (author of Forgotten Welsh Houses)

‘This is an enthralling book, an attraction in itself and a delight to handle, being beautifully bound in hardback with high quality paper.... Miles Wynn Cato deserves gratitude for bringing Parry back into our consciousness as a cultural anchor for the new Wales.’

Country Life. 9 July 2008

Reviewer - Huon Mallalieu- antiques correspondent.

‘... with this biography and catalogue raisonne Miles Wynn Cato... has done sterling service in unearthing the details of (Parry's) life and restoring his reputation.’

The Journal of the Merioneth Historical & Record Society. Vol. XV, part III, 2008

Reviewer - Dr Prys Morgan, Emeritus Prof. of History, University of Wales, Swansea.

‘... a ground breaking and informative book... Besides all the detective work, the author tells a good story of a painter's life with its ups and downs... its web of friendships, conviviality and art patronage across north Wales.’

Cambria. May/June 2008.

Reviewer - Frances Jones-Daives - editor.

‘...a beautifully produced and well-written book.’

Planet (The Welsh Internationalist) no. 191, Oct/Nov 2008

Reviewer - Dr Anne Price-Owen - senior lecturer Swansea University.

‘....of particular appeal to Welsh readers are the acute observations about Wales's landed gentry: the families, their lifestyles and their estates...’

Miles Wynn Cato, 137 Corve St, Ludlow SY8 2PG. Telephone: 01584 874097  Mobile: 07766 460127.